What are these Buff Orpington Chicks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OhanaChicks, May 28, 2012.

  1. OhanaChicks

    OhanaChicks In the Brooder

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    Here are pic's of our 2 Buff Orpington chicks, they are 4 weeks old. They look so different, I'm curious what your opinions on them are since we have no previous chicken experience :) . Here's # 1, named CeeCee... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And #2, named Puffy... [​IMG] [​IMG] #2's tail feathers are a lot longer and overall she (?) is a bigger chick. #1 has always been smaller, just started with the tail feathers, and her (?) coloring is a lot different. Thanks!!!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I think the first one may be a roo. Pullets tend to feather in faster than cockerels. I have no idea why he is so much darker.. That's not any buff colour I've ever seen :/
     
  3. StormyMoon

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    Buff Orpington Roos will be darker than the Buff Orpington Hens and he does look like a roo.
     
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  4. OhanaChicks

    OhanaChicks In the Brooder

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    Thank you, I knew there was something different with that one :/ , the kids have now renamed him "Bob", lol. Unfortunately, if Bob is a rooster, he has to find a new home :( .
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Buff Orpington roosters only get darker once they are older. At this age, they should be the same colour. Otherwise there would be a lot less questions regarding the sex of them.

    Though I do believe it's a roo, I don't know why it is so dark. Buff Orp roos will get darker on their hackles/saddles before anywhere else. Just thought I'd mention that.
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    It almost looks like a cross. I've never seen a buff orpington with 'reddish' color. humm [​IMG]
     
  7. StormyMoon

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    When any of my buff orpingtons began to feather the roos started coming darker than the females .

    As baby chicks they are slightly darker than the females but not that much and it is almost hard to see unless you got a good eye.

    But as soon as any feathers come out right away you can see the difference between male and female by week 4 and 5 .
     
  8. TonySorrento

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    I don't believe those are Buff Orpingtons ... mine were never anywhere near that dark ...
     
  9. OhanaChicks

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    That one was always darker, even at a week old... When we got him/her, my husband asked the guy about it, but he can't remember what he said. :/ Time will tell I guess. I really hope it's not a rooster, but it seems he may well be...
     

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